While walking another Camino and being in the general region of Pamplona where they do the Running of the Bulls, we decided to take advantage of these bad hombres hurdling straight towards us. Since we managed to survive this adrenaline rush, if all goes to plan the rest of the walk we should arrive in Santiago in mid-May.
Even while being out of the country it's nice to be enjoying the Masters tournament, the classic rite of spring passage. We are in France, but since the mountains in the background are in Spain we are in Garcia country. He has a one-shot lead at the time of this photo, but the Idiot's money says he won't don the green jacket.
Amsterdam french fries are the best in the world - end of discussion. If it were possible to pair these french fries with a White Castle slider, you may very well have created the perfect meal.
AKA, "gut bombs" to those with lesser pallets, the White Castle burger is a must-have once or twice a year. We were lucky enough to grab these on our way to Chicago before heading to Europe. Combined with the french fries from our next location, you may have the perfect meal.
Canada to Flagstaff/Sedona is a substantial road trip that results in a definite change of scenery. It's nice to be back in the warmer weather figuring out where we're going next.
Our plan was to be here until the middle of March, but the plan changed. It was a very enjoyable few weeks. The people are very friendly and the scenery is beautiful. If you ever get the chance to see Banff/Lake Louise, don't pass it up!
It's been quite a few years since we were first here, and it's good to be back in Banff, Canada. This classic mountain town is about 75 minutes outside of Calgary and makes for a great day trip.
We are relaxing in Calgary with our dog Zip, who is knocking back his good luck black-eyed peas. It will be nice to stay put for a good bit and enjoy his company and the winter activities around Banff/Lake Louise
Our last stop before returning to the US is the city of Granada, Spain. We get back on Monday, and what happens on Tuesday determines how quickly we go back out again, and if it will be for at least 4 years.
After a few days in Madrid, we made our way to the southern coastal town of Malaga. There's a lot going on here and it's a great place to enjoy the end of the summer season.
The touchstone of our adventure has been walking the Camino routes in Spain, France and Portugal. We've covered about 2,000 miles on foot and this is one of our favorite pictures. It just really captures the moment!
After spending a couple of weeks in Berlin, we moved on to Santander, Spain to catch the tail end of beach season. We haven't decided for sure yet, but we may go do some Camino walking since we are in the neighborhood.
We are in the midst of enjoying 3 weeks above the village of Les Houches, France in the Chamonix valley. As you can see, our view of the Mont Blanc massif is a pretty good one! The walk around the mountain, known as the Tour du Mont Blanc is roughly 110 miles, and we have been enjoying hiking parts of it.
This is amazing scenery and a must-do when visiting Scandinavia. The large ship on the horizon provides a bit of scale.
This is the famous Kjosfossen waterfall on the incredibly scenic Flam Railway in Norway. Ancient legend has it that the seductive and beautiful forest nymphs known as "Huldras" will appear out of the mist and lure you to the waterfall with their hypnotic singing.
We are in Oslo, Norway spending the evening watching the Sooners open their season. The technology is challenging and the picture isn't always great, but it's a whole lot better than nothing.
Our time at the beach in Croatia has been very relaxing and very enjoyable. This has become our go-to chill out location. It comes to an end in a few days and as the sun sets we will move north to Scandinavia.
It was nice to have fresh fish right off the boat, grilled on the spot and enjoyed with the local crowd.
Croatia has some of the world's best beaches. However, they are very crowded during the high season. But if you're willing to put in some walking you are rewarded with a beach like this, located outside of Tucepi on the Makarska Riviera.
The eastern European tradition of waiting in line can still be found on occasion. In a scene reminiscent of Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi" is a jackpot that may be the tastiest doughnut in the world, found in Wroclaw, Poland. That's a big statement, but after you've had one you'll know what we mean.